Whilst on holiday recently I stumbled across a shop so beautifully laid out that I had no choice but to go in! Kiko is a brand that I hadn’t heard much about, but it is so competitively priced that I thought I would try out a few of their makeup items. When I say competitively priced, what I actually mean is downright affordable, and good quality as well!
In addition to the compulsory purchases for my mother (I always get her a few “bits” when I’m away), I picked up 3 of their eyeshadow sticks, 2 lipglosses, a blusher and makeup bag.
Eyeshadow sticks have become a real staple in my makeup bag, as I can achieve a “well put together” makeup look in seconds, which is all the time I have in the mornings! The Kiko Shadow Sticks (pictured in 06,05 and 36) are real winners for me, with their long wearing, highly pigmented formula. 06 is a gold shade, 05 a bronze taupe and 36 a deep pink. If you want to blend them out to give a lighter wash of colour I would suggest working quickly, as they really do set into place.
The Tri-Bal Soul Baked Blush, pictured in 03 Wild Mauve, has a slight iridescence that gives a lovely luminosity to the skin. The wooden packaging is also beautiful, with a magnetised lid and mirror inside. Not very travel friendly though I must say!
I’m not usually a liploss kind of girl, as I am not a fan of having my hair stick to my mouth. The 3D Instant Volume Lipglosses are in my opinion, mediocre, as they are a little sticky for my taste and I have seen no additional volume in my lips. The colour selection is however comprehensive and I will endeavour to use them. Pictured are shades 219, which is a fushia pink, and 221 which is a lighter pink with subtle gold shimmer.
The makeup bag for those of you who are wondering, comes as a set of 2 (one large, one small). In all honesty I bought it because it was pink and I was in quite the spendy mood!
What are your favourite Kiko products? I was quite tempted by the mascara…